Fred Kaplan: Signal aspect

May 2016

Henry Peck interviews Fred Kaplan about the shadowy world of cyber war.

Zakiya Harris: Please Sample Responsibly

May 2016

On Music: The burden and blessing of sampling in hip-hop.

Abrahm Lustgarten: Drought be Dammed

May 2016

The water crisis in the West has renewed debate about the effectiveness of major dams, with some pushing for the enormous Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River to be decommissioned.

Stephanie Danler: Sweetbitter

May 2016

Kyle Lucia Wu interviews Stephanie Danler about working in the world of fine cuisine, restaurant orphans, and the growing pains involved in moving to the big city.

Mary Wang: Seeing Through the Fog, Part Two

May 2016

A two-part inquiry on how ancient philosophy and medicine come up against pollution and modernization in China.

Mary Wang: Seeing Through the Fog

May 2016

A two part series on how ancient philosophy and medicine come up against pollution and modernization in China

Daniel Nima Moattar: After the War

May 2016

The liberals who endorsed the war in Iraq now labor to whitewash its legacy.

Sarah Smith: After Mississippi Flooding, Red Cross Stumbles Again

May 2016

The director of Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency called the Red Cross’ disaster response “marginal at best.”

Matthew Harwood and Jay Stanley: Power Loves the Dark

May 2016

Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity.

Jake Robertson: We Have Full Power Relaxing

May 2016

On Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun, or, the Madness of Love.

Greg Chase: David Foster Wallace and the Aesthetics of Athletics

May 2016

A new collection of David Foster Wallace's essays considers the ties between aesthetics, sport, and capital.

Matthew Neill Null: Wanting to Die

May 2016

Finding life in death on the edge of the Atlantic.

William deBuys: Privatizing America’s Public Land

May 2016

How the Raid on Malheur Screened a Future Raid on Real Estate.

Noam Chomsky: The Costs of Violence

May 2016

Masters of Mankind (Part 2)

Richard Falk: General Golan’s Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech

May 2016

The Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech of Major General Yair Golan

Anna Furman: Meeting Edward Said

May 2016

Imagining a meeting with the post-colonial scholar.

Sarah Smith: Study Calls On Obama to Withdraw Legal Memo That Allows Faith-based Charities to Discriminate

May 2016

The paper published by Columbia University is signed by a coalition of 15 prominent legal scholars across the country.

Orazio Labbate: In Love, Post-Apocalypse

May 2016

Flash Fiction: A romance at the time the world is ending.

Tom Engelhardt: Washington’s Military Addiction

May 2016

And The Ruins Still to Come.

Richard Falk: Dreaming of the Next UN Secretary General

May 2016

Why the selection process for the Secretary General has always protected the global order.

Elizabeth Daley: Above and Beyoncé

May 2016

On Music: Bringing back the 1990s Woman.

Jenny Pritchett: Postcard from the Court of Last Resort

May 2016

How mass media declares murder—or not—in a small town.

Matt Waters: A Moment of Honesty

May 2016

On Music: A song is the complete acceptance of impermanence. It would not begin if it could not end.

Noam Chomsky: American Power Under Challenge

May 2016

Masters of Mankind (Part 1)

Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce: Study Urges CDC to Revise Count of Deaths from Medical Error

May 2016

If not for flawed tracking, medical mistakes would be the third-leading cause of death, researchers at Johns Hopkins say.

Andrea Maurer: Dear Sun, Please Shine On Us

May 2016

Tracking the ongoing tragedies of Idomeni.

Kristin Prevallet: A Burning Is Not A Letting Go

May 2016

“Nothing Erased But Much Submerged” reveals memory as a process in which fragments of earth, emotion, and paper are consolidated into a singularly charged moment in which fire burns through the pages of a young girl’s diary.

Justin Burnell: Crisis of Finite Worlds

May 2016

When my father became my mother, gender reassignment in Appalachia.

Nomi Prins: Gimme Shelter (From the Tax Man)

May 2016

A look at what the leading presidential candidates are saying about tax dodging, post the Panama Papers.

Kazim Ali: A Symphony in Rain

May 2016

The Kiss: A lyric meditation on a goodbye kiss.